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About Us

Austin “Iron Leg” Whitesides

Steve Whitesides

30 seconds.  That’s all it takes to change a life.  From the time that Austin was a kid, motorcycles had always been a part of his life.  He started riding dirt bikes at the age of 9 and started riding road bikes at the age of 17. He had always been taught to be a hard worker and took that work ethic with him to college. He found a job at a fertilizer factory and started to work his way through college. One day in early 2017, something happened that changed his life. He was working at the factory when his right leg was caught in a piece of machinery and he had had to be rushed to the hospital.  The doctors did all that they could, but the leg had to amputated above the knee This accident left him an above the knee amputee.   After the accident, Austin had to relearn how to do a lot of things, including riding his bike.  When he began to ride again, he found a new freedom that came from ADV bike riding.  A few years later, Austin decided to move to St. George, Utah to go to school and eventually open Southbound Adventure Rentals with his dad. Since then, Austin has